User Management

This section contains instructions for managing users.

Managing Users in the Console

User management can be found in the user dropdown in the top right corner of the Console.

User Dropdown

Listing Users

The list of users is shown immediately after going to User management in the user dropdown.

User List

Searching for Users

You can search for users by ID using the search field above the list of users. It is currently not possible to search for users by other fields than the user ID using the Console, but you can do this with the CLI.

Creating Users

It is currently not possible to create users in the Console, but users can register themselves, or you can create them with the CLI.

Inviting Users

It is currently not possible to invite users from the Console, but you can do this with the CLI.

Updating Users

In order to update a user, select that user from the list. You’ll now see the edit view.

Editing a User

After making the changes to the user, click Save changes to update the user.

Deleting Users

In the bottom of the edit view, you can click Delete user to delete the user.

Deleting a User

NOTE: When deleting users, their user IDs stay reserved in the system, it is not possible to create a new user with the same user ID. In most cases you’ll probably want to update a user to set its state to “suspended” instead.

Managing Users using the CLI

Creating Users

Network Administrators can create user accounts as follows:

$ ttn-lw-cli users create colleague \
  --name "My Colleague" \
  --primary-email-address [email protected]

Output:

Please enter password:***************
Please confirm password:***************
{
  "ids": {
    "user_id": "colleague"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-12-19T10:54:53.677Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-19T10:54:53.677Z",
  "name": "My Colleague",
  "contact_info": [
    {
      "contact_method": "CONTACT_METHOD_EMAIL",
      "value": "[email protected]"
    }
  ],
  "primary_email_address": "[email protected]",
  "password_updated_at": "2019-12-19T10:54:53.674Z",
  "state": "STATE_APPROVED"
}

Inviting Users

You can create invitations for users to join the network with the users invitations create command:

$ ttn-lw-cli users invitations create [email protected]

After you do this, you’ll be able to list the invitations you’ve sent:

% ttn-lw-cli users invitations list

Output:

[{
  "email": "[email protected]",
  "token": "MW7INQWYOE46GLP3AEFQEHR5XIKRYPSRAXFF3CUCLIQPPQ3BNBLQ",
  "expires_at": "2019-12-26T11:41:29.485Z",
  "created_at": "2019-12-19T11:41:29.486Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-19T11:41:29.486Z"
}]

And delete an invitation if you want to revoke it:

$ ttn-lw-cli users invitations delete [email protected]

## Listing Users

To list users with the CLI, use the </span>users list<span class="sb"> command. Make sure to specify the fields you're interested in.

```bash $ ttn-lw-cli users list –name –state –admin

Output:

[{
  "ids": {
    "user_id": "new-user"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-12-19T09:10:31.426Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-19T09:10:40.527Z",
  "name": "New User"
}, {
  "ids": {
    "user_id": "admin"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-12-18T14:54:12.723Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-18T14:54:12.723Z",
  "state": "STATE_APPROVED",
  "admin": true
}]

TIP: Use the pagination flags --limit and --page when there are many users.

Searching for Users

To search for users with the CLI, use the users search command. Make sure to specify the fields you’re interested in. We’ll search for users with IDs that contain “new”:

$ ttn-lw-cli users search --id-contains new --name

Output:

[{
  "ids": {
    "user_id": "new-user"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-12-19T09:10:31.426Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-19T09:10:40.527Z",
  "name": "New User"
}]

TIP: Use the pagination flags --limit and --page when there are many users.

Updating Users

To update users with the CLI, use the users update command. The following command updates the state of user new-user to “approved” and makes them admin of the network:

$ ttn-lw-cli users update new-user --state APPROVED --admin true

Output:

{
  "ids": {
    "user_id": "new-user"
  },
  "created_at": "2019-12-19T09:10:31.426Z",
  "updated_at": "2019-12-19T11:44:39.609Z",
  "state": "STATE_APPROVED",
  "admin": true
}

Deleting Users

To delete a user, use the users delete command.

NOTE: When deleting users, their user IDs stay reserved in the system, it is not possible to create a new user with the same user ID. In most cases you’ll probably want to update a user to set its state to “suspended” instead.